The Fire Next Door

The Fire Next Door

Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America

Book - 2012
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Since the Mexican Government initiated a military offensive against his country's powerful drug cartels in December 2006, some 50,000 people have perished and the drugs continue to flow. The growing turbulence has created concerns that Mexico could become a failed state. U.S. political leaders also worry that the corruption and violence is seeping across the border into the United States. But, as The Fire Next Door shows, the current U.S.-backed strategy for trying to stem Mexico's drug violence has been a disaster. Ted Galen Carpenter boldly conveys the growing horror overtaking Mexico and makes the case that the only effective strategy for the United States is to abandon its failed drug prohibition policy, thus depriving drug cartels of financial resources.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, c2012.
ISBN: 9781935308881
1935308882
Characteristics: xiv, 307 p. ; 24 cm.

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SEBoiko
May 12, 2013

The traffickers have become major players in the cverall economy.

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SEBoiko
May 12, 2013

Under the PRI, the purpose of government policy was to assert power rather than govern by law.

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SEBoiko
May 12, 2013

Mexican drug traffickers have long tried to strike a pose as cultural folk heroes for the masses.

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SEBoiko
May 10, 2013

The more pressure there is in Mexico, the more the drug cartels will come to Central America looking for a safe haven.

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